Inner Voice: Hungry For Stardom – Part 3

by Jun 1, 2023News

Inner Voice series part 3

“Bounty Killer, Beenie Man & Buju Banton influenced my music.”

In the 1990s, three dancehall artistes were a buzz in dancehall circles – Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, and Beenie Man. They are Grammy winners and are still crowd-pullers up to this day.

Rastafarian singer Inner Voice believes that they have inspired his music.

“Bounty Killer is one of the dominant artistes I respect. He is not only a deejay who wants to become popular, but one who believes in uplifting the poor. And that is perhaps the reason he calls himself, Poor People Governor.”

“One of my favourite Bounty Killer songs is ‘Book Book, Book,’ recorded in 1995. It was re-released in 1997 as part of Bounty Killer’s ‘Ghetto Gramma’ album.”

“The song is motivating students to get the best out of education.”

“Bounty Killer’s Foundation has been giving back to society. These include tablets for schools and cash to offset the cost of surgery for fellow entertainers.”

In terms of Buju Banton, Inner Voice says his favourite song is ‘Deportees.’

Inner Voice & Bounty Killer
“It is a type of song that will get the crowd going. The song, released in 1993, inspires me to be a better writer.”

In addition, Inner Voice speaks of Beenie Man as a real stage performer.

“Beenie Man has so many hit songs, it is so hard to come up with a favourite.”

“I will always see Sanchez as the charmer. whenever he sings females just have to respond to his performance.”

Inner Voice is promoting, ‘Beautiful Day,’ a combination with international dancehall act Capleton. It is produced by father Glenroy and son Savoy Donaldson on Donroy Muziq Records label.

Be sure to read part four, only on the Reggae-Vibes site.

(Photos courtesy of Inner Voice)